Complete Sethusamudram project soon, TN Govt tells Centre

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Chennai, Mar 20 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Government today urged the Centre to remove the hurdles in implementing the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project, caught in legal wrangles, and complete it expeditiously.

Presenting the State budget for 2008-2009, Finance Minister K Anbazhagan said the feasibility of the project, the long standing dream of the Tamil Nadu people, had been started after detailed surveys and after being considered desirable by experts.

''This project has the potential to contribute to the further strengthening and development of the State and the country,'' he added.

The Minister said ''this Government urges the Union Government to remove the hurdles created on political grounds with ulterior motives and complete the project expeditiously''.

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